My family and I ate twice at Hotel Sipan in 7 days we were on the island. We chose the nights they had the all you can eat grill and so impressed with the quality and choice of food available. There were choices for the kids too which made it a no brained for us.
The location is lovely The hotel is a travelodge Small featureless rooms Tiny bathrooms with micro showers And we had what they loosely describe as a suite Mediocre breakfast Poor lunch and dinner Typical guest is an ugly fat Brit But it’s cheap and clean Owner is a very interesting character - I’ll leave that there and you can make your own mind up
We were residents from 27/9 to 10/11 on B&B basis, towards the end of our holiday we discussed the situation with the proprietor had only recently taken over the hotel. The local bus service provides easy access to the main town on Sipan & Loupud, Dubrovnik by ferry It is well situated with good access to the beach, the shop & other restaurants, nearly a 4 star hotel in terms of rooms, decor etc. The focus of our discussion was the variability of the food, especially toward the end of the season. He explained that there were a number of contextual factors ( difficulty with supplies, weather, suppliers and also staff problems) which had influenced the hotels past performance and which he had addressed so that next season customers would receive better food & service especially.
We picked this island and hotel due to it being out of Dubrovnik and quiet. On the first 2 days it was a bit hectic as a film crew took over the hotel. They were filming a programme for hbo called I think sussessions or successessions. The stars were Brian Cox and Kieran Kyle Mcculkin. The hotel and room was as expected although not properly cleaned on a regular basis. This may have been down to the new ownership of the hotel. The new owners where very friendly and listened to the concerns of the guests, which was good to see. I put this down to a few teething problems and once sorted this will be a great hotel and island to stay. The new owners are also in discussion with the local church to buy the land at the rear and put a pool in. This would add to the appeal of this hotel because swimming in the cove can be dangerous due to lots of sea urchins. Water shoes are advised but there are cleared areas around the bay to swim safely. You can get a ferry direct from the island to Dubrovnik and back cheaply but only 1 in the early morning, coming back at 8pm. Alternately you can get the shuttle bus to the other side of the island and go to 2 other islands for a visit, or stay on and go to Dubrovnik for the day. The hotel is situated in a cove which boats come in through the day and moor up for the night. This is nice to just sit and watch. There are walks around the island or you could hire a bike or kayak for the day and off you go. Scuba diving is possible but you have to travel to dubrovnik to arrange. Trips also leave from dubrovnik which when you take into account the travel time to get there most trips would have left. This did not bother us as we went for a relaxing 2 weeks and really enjoyed it.…
We stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel was nice, pretty standard, most of the staff were friendly but not a lot to do on the island itself. The breakfast provided wasn’t great, not a lot of options and the food and coffee/juice wasn’t very appetising. Apparently we were told by the staff it was because they didn’t get many deliveries during the low season but the food they had on offer wasn’t to great to be honest. The room was nice, comfy with a beautiful outlook on the water and they had free wifi. To be honest though I probably wouldn’t stay here again for the price we paid but that’s just my opinion. It’s a lovely place and island just not much to do.